You can't put guard Jonathan Cooper in that list yet, of course. The Cardinals have better depth on their offensive line this season, but losing Cooper is a significant blow. Cooper broke his leg in the team's third preseason game, and there was some hope that he would be able to return before the end of the season. The play showcased the athletic ability Arizona coveted when Keim, himself a former guard at North Carolina State, made Cooper the first offensive linemen the Cardinals had taken in the first three rounds since 2007. ” Knowing his work ethic and commitment, we have no doubt Jonathan will come out of this experience fully ready to be a key contributor next season and for many more beyond that.” The 24-year-old from Mustang, Okla., survived the first wave of cuts that included receiver Jordan Norwood, and heads into the final preseason game tonight against the Chicago Bears with a solid chance of remaining on the roster.
The Arizona Cardinals placed rookie first-round draft choice Jonathan Cooper on the season-ending injured reserve list Friday after determining his broken leg would need a full season to heal properly.